Home of Christine Vinson

Blue Dog DinnerOn October 8, 2015, guests enjoyed a fabulous four-course menu and wine pairing inspired by George Rodrigue’s famous Aioli Dinner painting from 1972.  Christine Vinson, owner of Vinson Security Guard Services, graciously opened her home to host this fundraiser for the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.  Funds from the event benefited the 2016 GRFA Art Scholarship Contest, where 15 high school students will share in $45,000 in college scholarships.

The Aioli Dinner was sponsored by Vinson Guard Service, the Krewe of Orpheus and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Photography provided by Max Cusimano.


Cuisine compliments of Chef Mark Quitney, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Wines provided by Reynolds Family Winery

First Course
Wild Louisiana Jumbo Shrimp served over Papa Tom’s Stone Ground Grits

Second Course
Becnel Farms Mixed Greens, Fried Green Tomatos with Spicy Remoulade, and Chicken Andouille Cracklins, Dressed with Steen’s Cane Syrup Vinaigrette

Third Course
Braised Beef Short Rib Osso Bucco served over Creamy Cauliflower Mash and Roasted Fall Vegetables

Fourth Course
Red Velvet Doberge Cake with Blue Dog Blueberry Coulis
French Truck Coffee with Pecan Diamond Shortbread